Laser Slicer (Blender 2.8)

I have updated my Laser Slicer script for Blender 2.8. For those unaware of it, it slices a Blender object up and then exports those slices to SVG file(s). I use it to then cut the 3D form on a laser cutter (hence the name).
A very recent build of Blender 2.8 is recommended.
Code has moved to github and the install-able zip can be got from the master branch:

https://github.com/rgsouthall/laser_slicer/archive/master.zip

Bug reports can be filed on the github issues page:

https://github.com/rgsouthall/laser_slicer/issues

Further details, old versions for 2.7, and a tutorial video can be found at:

https://blendscript.blogspot.com/2019/01/blender-28-laser-slicer.html

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Uhm… I’m not able to get the link to work…

Ah. Thanks for letting me know. Links should work now.

lovely add-on. one question: it gives me a group of separate lines (a circle that is separate lines) I know it’s a none blender question but how can you join and smooth them in inkscape?

Hi.
If you select the ‘SVG polygons’ option you get a SVG polylines and not individual lines as explained in the tutorial video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRjjjiZ7on4

Cheers

Ryan

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On inkscape I found that pressing ctrl + shift + c (object to path) will bring the nodes. Thanks awesome add-on!